Ryan Johnston

Ryan Johnston

Tech

'Citizen developers' help Texas city build digital services quickly and affordably

by • 6 days ago

More than 30 non-IT employees in Garland, a Dallas suburb of about 240,000, taught themselves how to design digital workflows making government more efficient.

Culture

Remote work to be a 'lasting feature' for state IT offices

by • 4 weeks ago

Several state CIOs predict that widespread telework will linger in government long after the COVID-19 pandemic ends.

Training

IBM launches COBOL tools as coronavirus slams unemployment systems

by • 2 months ago

As states look for COBOL programmers to nurse their aging unemployment systems along, IBM steps in with several new tools to help connect them.

Training

North Dakota announces cyber capture-the-flag event for students

by • 3 months ago

To attract more students to careers in cybersecurity, the statewide technology bureau is helping to organize a competition that coincides with the military's esports event.

Culture

Cities need specialists to keep pace with emerging tech, experts say

by • 5 months ago

Panelists at the Consumer Electronics Show suggested cities hire people — which they referred to as "lookers" — to manage civic-tech pilot projects.

Tech

Philadelphia's first 'Pitch & Pilot' aims to reduce waste with tech

by • 6 months ago

The effort is the latest to bring the private sector into the city government's fold and compensate for limited workforce.

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